The Best Throw Flashlights: The Science Behind Throw Distance

Have you ever wondered why one 1000 lumen flashlight is rated for 250 yards of throw while another seemingly identical flashlight boasts distances over 400 yards? Do you know what it takes to make the longest throwing flashlights around?  If you’ve spent any time looking at today’s LED flashlights, you’ve probably seen the terms “flood” […]

Get to know NITECORE’s Headlamp Lineup

If you’ve already read our blog post on picking out a headlamp, you probably have a good idea of the key features you need. (If not, go read it! We’ll wait.) In today’s blog, we’re going deep into the heart of NITECORE’s headlamp lineup so you can understand the differences between models and find exactly […]

Rain, Sleet, Snow and What Your Flashlight’s Waterproof Rating Means

With about 71% of the Earth’s surface covered in water, you’re bound to run into some wet situations in your adventures. It’s important to know what sort of weather (or puddles!) your flashlight can tolerate in order to keep your gear in top working condition. If you’ve ever puzzled at what the different waterproof ratings […]

The Anatomy of a Flashlight Beam

Perhaps one of the trickiest things about buying a flashlight online is not knowing how the beam will look until it arrives at your door. Fortunately, with a little bit of knowledge, you can get a pretty good idea of the beam pattern your flashlight will produce just by reading the manufacturer specifications. Keep reading […]

Built-in vs. Removeable Batteries: Which is Better for Your Flashlight?

Have you ever reached for your flashlight in the middle of a power outage only to find out only the dimmest settings will work? Or even worse, the batteries were dead and left you in the dark? IUt was then you probably realized your flashlight was only as good as the batteries powering it. When […]

Lumens, candelas and lux: How flashlight brightness is measured

You’ve probably seen these measurements on the side of your flashlight’s packaging, but do you really know the difference between lumens and candelas? And what about things like watts and lux? If you’re new to LED flashlights or just looking for a refresher, we put together this guide to help you navigate the various terms […]

Finding Your Preferred Flashlight User Interface

When it comes to helping our customers pick out a flashlight, the phrase “it’s not what you do, but how you do it” frequently comes to mind. Many times it’s not about picking out the brightest or longest throwing flashlight, but asking yourself, “Will I be able to get this flashlight to perform the way […]

Finding the best flashlight, headlamp or lantern for you

Modern flashlights come in a variety of styles and shapes, and they often include so many more features than just on/off — each with specific applications in mind. If you’re not a seasoned lighting expert, these choices may seem daunting, but the good news is we’ve taken all the guesswork out of it for you. […]